Definition of Christening

1. Noun. Giving a Christian name at baptism.

Generic synonyms: Baptism
Derivative terms: Christen



Definition of Christening

1. Noun. The Christian sacrament at which someone, usually a child, is baptized and given a Christian name. ¹

2. Noun. Any instance of someone's or something's being christened. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of christen) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Christening

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Christening

chrismations
chrismatories
chrismatory
chrismon
chrismons
chrisms
chrisom
chrisoms
chrisstanleyite
christelite
christella
christen
christened
christener
christeners
christening (current term)
christenings
christens
christian science
christianias
christianite
christianity
christianly
christies
christite
christless
christlike
christly
christom

Literary usage of Christening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1901)
"n THE christening PARTY THEY named the Carteret baby Theodore Felix. ... On the following Monday evening the major gave a christening party in honor of this ..."

2. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1902)
"... WAS NOT ASKED TO THE PRINCESS ANGELICA'S christening. WHEN the Princess Angelica was born, her parents not only did not ask the Fairy ..."

3. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"CHAPTER XXVII 1812 Hazlitt's christening Party—Benjamin Robert ... It was there that the projected christening party for young William was held, ..."

4. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1825)
"Sir Thomas Boleyn to Cardinal Wolsey upon the christening" of the Duke of Orleans, afterwards King Henry the Second of France. June I'!' 1519. [MS. COTTON. ..."

5. The goede vrouw of Mana-ha-ta at home and in society, 1609-1760 by John King Van Rensselaer (1898)
"Homes of the Settlers Birth and christening Customs — Caudle-parties — christening-gifts — Izer-cookies — Folk-lore — Lullabies and Fireside Tales — The ..."

6. Children of the Tenements by Jacob August Riis (1904)
"THE christening IN BOTTLE ALLEY ALL Bottle Alley was bidden to the christening. It being Sunday, when Mulberry Street was wont to adjust its differences ..."

7. The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various by Thomas Keightley (1905)
"One time when his wife was lying-in, it gave him some degree of perplexity to think that he could not well avoid inviting the hill-man to the christening, ..."

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